It’s more important than ever to support our favorite local restaurants. COVID-19 has had a devastating effect on the restaurant industry, with closed dine-in services leading to bankruptcy for hundreds of thousands of restaurants. According to a recent study, 17 percent of US restaurants closed due to COVID-19, and this number is projected to grow well into the new year. In 2020, the industry lost $240 billion in comparison to 2019’s sales. With restaurants typically contributing 4 percent to the national GDP and employing almost 1 in 10 Americans, they have a lot of ground to make up for in 2021. 

Thankfully, outdoor dining is allowed again, making it easier to support local restaurants. With your help, we can help our favorite restaurants stay in business and keep them thriving well into the future. Here are a few of our personal favorites near The Jackson Apartment Homes!

Italian Pizza Rosa

Although many local restaurants are closed for dine-in services, there are still options for curbside pick-up, online ordering, and delivery. One of our favorite restaurants, Italian Pizza Rosa, has pick-up and delivery options so you can enjoy a delicious pizza in the comfort of your home. These are both great ways to support restaurants throughout the COVID-19 pandemic!

A great example of a restaurant that only offers food for take-out, Italian Pizza Rosa is a great option for those who love a good large cheese or pepperoni pizza for a movie night with roommates. Our personal favorite is their thick-crust pepperoni pizza. You will not regret supporting this place!

Blake’s Place

Another great option for take-out or delivery is Blake’s Place, a delicious BBQ restaurant in Anaheim. If you’re craving some time in the sun with your meal, they also have patio seating for you to enjoy and have extended their outdoor seating to include even more tables. Another fun aspect of Blake’s Place is their Beast Challenge, which features a two and a half pound sandwich with pulled pork, pulled chicken, beef brisket, coleslaw, pickles, red onions, and BBQ sauce all on a massive fresh-baked bun. If you complete the challenge and eat the entire sandwich in less than 20 minutes, you even win a free T-shirt! 

If you’re looking for a fun place with yummy BBQ food, Blake’s Place is the perfect choice. Just look at the hundreds of five-star reviews featured on their website.

Soup Shop

We absolutely love pho, and that means we can’t stop thinking about Soup Shop. Featuring a variety of Vietnamese dishes, they pride themselves on providing a chef-driven culinary experience to their customers. They offer take-out and delivery options, and you can order online from their website with a few simple clicks. We know you won’t regret ordering from them.

Food is a great way to connect with others and you surely won’t run out of options for meals when you choose to support restaurants during COVID-19, especially here in Anaheim. Ordering out from these three delicious local restaurants with your family or roommates is the perfect opportunity to connect with some of your favorite people while enjoying some great food!